This bridge is a nine panel pin-connected Pratt truss bridge. With an 1878 construction date, this bridge is an extremely old surviving example of a railroad metal truss bridge. It is also remarkably intact, with even the original builder plaque remaining mounted on the portal bracing. Wooden piles have been added, rendering everything on the truss except the deck stringers decorative and non-functional. However, with the exception of cantilevers welded onto the floorbeams to hold a high pressure steam pipe, the truss itself is unaltered so historic integrity is unaffected. Given the integrity of the bridge and its age, as well as an example of a bridge built by an important bridge company, the bridge is a very important historic bridge.
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